Undergraduate BSN Degree Completion Options

Undergraduate BSN Degree Completion Options

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The School of Nursing offers three Undergraduate Options for obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Application and Admission instructions are included on each BSN option page listed below.

Traditional BSN 

The Traditonal BSN option is designed for those students who are seeking a baccaluarate degree and licensure as a registered nurse. This traditional option is three years in length. It is offered in a daytime and evening/weekend format.

Accelerated BSN 

The Accelerated BSN option is an intense program which spans four consecutive semesters. It is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and want to transition into nursing. The accelerated BSN is offered in an in person and online option.


The RN to BSN option is offered to students who are already licensed RN’s through a diploma or associate degree program. The nursing portion of this online program can be completed in as little as three consecutive semesters.


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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/DNP/master's degree program in nursing  at Cleveland State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791